Alkermes

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Good science but not a great place to work.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

I worked at Alkermes

Pros

Interesting pipeline and technology. Employees are generally friendly and collaborative. Casual work environment.

Cons

Top-down communication is poor. You're either liked and promoted or dis-liked and included in the yearly layoff. Little spent on professional growth and training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase communication and exchange of information at all levels.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The workplace that you've always wanted to be at.

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    Current Employee - IT in Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - IT in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at Alkermes

    Pros

    The company has a lot of respect for their workers in general. You are treated very fairly, and they make it so that you are happy to get up and go to work in the mornings. Good co-workers, pleasant work atmosphere. We have managers that actually take the time to get out and work with and for you. You can guarantee that you have good represenation as to your wants, needs, and expectations as they make their way up to the senior management level. You can actually enjoy your job and do a good job that is helping make a difference in a lot of peoples lives.

    Cons

    If I find any downsides, I'll be sure to post them. In general, there aren't any real downsides as I see them. There is always that person or two that you wish you didn't have to work with as they have no people skills, but you do your time and deal with these people the best way you can. It isn't too hard keeping a smile on your face as you know you'll soon be done. You could consider the location of the company a downside for a lot of employee's, as there are quite a few that make quite a long drive to just work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I know there have been rocky times, but I see you leading us to a bright future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    no career development/training, poor benefits and compensation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Alkermes

    Pros

    they practice good science -

    Cons

    No career development/training, poor benefits and compensation. Poor strategy by management (that recently made a mass exodus) left the company with not much of a future in their pipeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees, train Directors/ADs/senior scientists in basic management skills. Improve HR function in the organization- increase activities, training and career development programs at all levels of the organization, benefits, team building activities, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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